ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
KIRKELLA
Construction
STEEL
Type
FREEZER STERN TRAWLER
Date
1965
Official Number
305792
Description
Yard Number: 924
Date of Launch: 3 May 1965

Diesel-electric stern trawler

Information from the Burntisland Shipbuilding Group Journal 28 (1) p10-11:
Launched 3 May 1965 - sponsor Mrs G. E. Marr, wife of chairman of owning company.
One of a series of stern trawlers built for J. Marr & Son Ltd - others are JUNELLA and NORTHELLA. Vessel fishes over stern.
The refrigerated fish hold has capacity of over 500 tons, held at a temperature of -20 degrees fahrenheit.
Photos:
(1) Kirkella
(2) Sponsor
(3) Factory deck showing vertical plate freezers
(4) Wheelhouse
(5) Three diagrams showing layout

Last mention in Lloyd's Register 1982-83.
Shipbuilder
Hall Russell
Shipowner
J Marr & Son Ltd
Dimensions
length (BP) 214' 6" x breadth 40' 6" x depth 26' 6"
Gross Tonnage: 1714 ton
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